The accomplishment you are most proud of:
After my knee surgery, my doctor told me that I couldn't run anymore. For a few years I tried to push myself too much and too fast that I suffered multiple injuries and started to think that it was true. The accomplishment that I'm most proud of is to be able to get myself stronger mentally and get myself into triathlon by training smarter. I want to prove to my doctor and anybody that told me I couldn't that I can do it and beat those odds.
Your go-to pre-race meal or ritual:
My pre-race ritual has always been: visualisation and listening to the same playlist since forever (Numb/Encore, Remember the name, Bring me to life et Till I Collapse)
"Coming back stronger" - Drew Brees
Tell us something fun about yourself!:
I have a love/hate relationship with the water since I had some incidents during my childhood but I love surfing, scuba diving, and now triathlon. Another fun fact, I always loved travelling and going on adventures to amazing places, that's why I created my instagram account @lilyonthemove to share my love of what Mother Nature created. ;)
What 2019 races/events can we find you at?
- Triathlon de Joliette
- IM Mont-Tremblant 5i50
- Trimemphré Magog
- Triathlon Esprit
- Open to any suggestions :)
I find it inspiring the place that women are getting to take on more and more in the sports community. I have always done sports in my life and I have always found it important to highlight the place of women in the sporting world. Feeling good in your body is one of the key elements that promotes motivation, the will to always work at its 110% and the surpassing of oneself. Especially in a demanding sport such as triathlon that requires hours and hours of training and lots of personal sacrifices to reach a goal, feeling good in one's body is all the more important. BRAVA for me is not only a brand of clothing to give you a boost of confidence, but it is also a community of inspiring women who brave each day to excel. It's a great power empowerment initiative for me. Brava also provides us the chance to express ourselves during each of our training sessions.
Your favourite Brava product and why?
I'm kinda in love with everything but my favorite pieces are the tri shorts, the sport tops and the one piece swimsuits <3